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Nonetheless, after King  Frederick the Great  of Prussia introduced some Enlightenment  ideas from other parts of Europe, a small  German Enlightenment  (often known by its  German name, the  Aufkl ä rung ) began, although it went off in an entirely different  direction from the English or French movements. The German Enlightenment never  subjected religion to the same scrutiny as in other countries; in fact, the Aufkl ä rung  retained a somewhat mystical view of the world, with some of Germany’s leading writers  adhering to the idea of combining reason with religion. The first major figure in the German Enlightenment was the brilliant  Gottfried Wilhelm  Leibniz  (1646–1716), who began his career in law but quickly moved out into other  fields. Mathematically, he was Newton’s equal, as the gentlemen both “discovered”  calculus  at the same time. Although the two would bicker for some time over proper 
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